02-21-2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers introduced a bill that will make it harder for crooks to steal information off your cell phone if it gets lost or stolen.
That bill would require remote kill switches on all new cell phones which would render the phone useless.
It would require cell phone companies to develop technology that would allow the phone user to clear their personal data.
We spoke to Robert Richardson, Director of Security at Mary Baldwin College, who thinks it's a smart idea.
"I could see how in the working force and people that use their phone for everyday usage and if it were to get lost or stolen they would probably know it and that would be a benefit to them," Richardson said.
"I would suppose that it would also minimize or prevent a lot of identity theft as well besides robberies and things such as such, from the numbers that I read that were pretty high."